MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Phenol crystals in a watchglass. Phenol (C6H5OH) is a crystalline solid which dissolves in water, forming a weakly acid solution sometimes called carbolic acid. Phenol is classed as an aromatic alcohol. It is corrosive and poisonous. It is extensively used in industry in the manufacture of phenolic and epoxy resins, dyes, explosives, plastics, drugs and perfumes.
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